Afternoon Storms Cause Damage; Knock Out Power

A line of severe storms pushed through West Tennessee, Monday afternoon. There have been several reports of damage in various counties. In Jackson, approximately 3200 JEA customers were without power due to breakers and the Short Street Substation being out. Crews are working those areas and responding to other spot outages caused by tree limbs and other damage. In Madison County, the southern portion of the county suffered significant damage. Trees were reported down on the road and on houses along Parkburg Road, Riverside Drive and Medon-Malesus Road. There was also building damage at Bray’s Furniture in Pinson. In Henderson County, Sheriff Brian Duke reported many trees and power lines down across the county. Residents reported damage in downtown Lexington near Dodge’s Fried Chicken. There was also a report of a trailer hitting a house in the eastern part of the county. As of 1:30 p.m., Gibson EMC reported about 1,300 customer-owners north and east of Tiptonville in Lake County and about 150 customer-owners around Troy in Obion County are still without power. At the height of today‘s outages, Gibson EMC had more than 3,600 customers without power. Lake and Obion counties have been hardest hit, but there also have been outages in Gibson and Crockett counties. About 500 customers west of Trenton lost power at noon and had service restored at 12:45. Strong winds snapped six poles in Lake County. Crews are working to restore service to everyone as quickly as possible.

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